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From the quaint Cotswolds to the tranquil Lake District, we have thousands of rural retreats around the UK that will give you the perfect peaceful break.


Choose a charming holiday cottage in Cornwall, Devon or on the Isle of Wight, or find an exquisitely converted farmhouse in the Peak District or the Lakes. Snowdonia National Park and the Scottish Highlands both provide mesmerising backdrops for your stay.


Some of our UK rural retreats come complete with private pools, BBQs, Jacuzzis and real log fires. They make perfect bases for hiking, cycling, fishing, or simply enjoying the peace and fresh air of the great outdoors.

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Holiday lodge rental

Isleham / Riverside Island Marina

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
River Lark Lodge also offers Camping at Karma Farm Eco-Campside if required.  …see more

from £95 / night

£490 - £678 / week

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from £95 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Holiday home in St Margaret's Bay

Dover / St Margaret's Bay

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 1 km
  • Child friendly
“Relaxing Holiday” We stayed at Bienvenue with our friends from Austria for a week and a half in September. We thouroughly enjoyed our stay. The Holiday home was supurb (as was the weather!). When you book a holiday home you always worry if it is act  …see more

from £64 / night

£448 - £720 / week

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from £64 / night

(45) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Grange-over-Sands

Lake District / Grange-over-Sands

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.9 km
  • Child friendly
“Very comfortable & welcoming” Heatherlea is a lovely cottage, very well equipped, warm and extremely clean, everything you could possibly need during you're stay is there, we had a very comfortable & relaxing few weeks, lovely walks at the end of the  …see more

from £65 / night

£350 - £530 / week

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from £65 / night

(27) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Pelynt

Looe / Pelynt

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 3 km
  • Child friendly
“Would highly recommend” Just arrived back from our lovely holiday at the Court, We were met on our arrival by Tracy who made us very welcome. The cottage was homely and very comfortable with everything we needed, the added bonus was the hamper left  …see more

from £60 / night

£300 - £620 / week

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from £60 / night

(9) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Upper Slaughter

Cotswolds / The Slaughters

3 6 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Lovely new year stay” Absolutely gorgeous cottage, very cosy and comfortable. We were a mixed party of 6 adults ranging in age from late 20s to mid 80s - there to celebrate the new year. Found it really suitable for our disabled elderly person as it  …see more

from £118 / night

£670 - £995 / week

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from £118 / night

(53) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage with golf nearby in St. Andrews

Fife / St Andrews

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.3 km
  • Child friendly
“A great house in a very central location” A lovely 2 bedroom house in a central location within walking distance of the beech, shops, sights etc. A modern light and well fitted out property with wet rooms and a raised sitting room with access out to a  …see more

from £90 / night

£650 - £700 / week

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(33) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Brockamin

Worcester / Brockamin

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Beautiful, spotlessly clean, friendly owners, perfect!” There were 5 in our party, 4 adults, 1 child and 3 very well behaved dogs. The barn is superbly equipped, and, like I said in my title of the review it was spotlessly clean. The owners were  …see more

from £110 / night

£525 - £995 / week

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from £110 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn letting in Cotmore

Kingsbridge / Cotmore

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing, child friendly, farm location with great accommodation” We greatly enjoyed staying at Cotmore Farm with our 3 girls (7,10,12). They loved living on the farm for the week, helping out with the animals and collecting eggs! The owners are on sit  …see more

from £100 / night

£500 - £1050 / week

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(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Betws

Ammanford / Betws

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely Comfy Cottage” This was our first trip to South Wales, and I'm sure it won't be the last. The cottage was ideal, very clean and comfortable, with everything that you are likely to need. The owners Dave and June were very welcoming, and gave us  …see more

from £42 / night

£200 - £290 / week

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from £42 / night

(17) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cellardyke

Fife / Cellardyke

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.2 km
  • Child friendly
“the best holiday let I have stayed in, gorgeous!” I am really fussy so when we arrived at Salt Herring to a beautiful, warm, well furnished cottage we were really pleased. We arrived in the dark and with driving rain but the cottage was cosy and we s  …see more

from £89 / night

£410 - £725 / week

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from £89 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Newstead holiday cottage rental

Melrose / Newstead

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 65 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Smart and stylish self catering accomodation.” We enjoyed this cottage, recently converted when we rented, and beautifully done out to a very high standard. The decor was a nice change from the usual 'folksy'style. We observed that it would not perhap  …see more

from £75 / night

£395 - £540 / week

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from £75 / night

(44) Excellent 

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Oban holiday apartment rental

Argyll and Bute / Oban

2 4 3 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Lovely Bay Apartment” We thoroughly enjoyed our three night break at Little Bay Apartment. It's in a great location for enjoying Oban, particularly for the ferry terminal. The decor and cleanliness were impeccable while the owners Jane & Kevin could n  …see more

from £69 / night

£315 - £645 / week

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from £69 / night

(48) Excellent 

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Broadford holiday bungalow rental

Isle of Skye / Broadford

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Child friendly
Ardmore a stunning spacious 3 bedroomed bungalsow (STB 5 stars) in an idyllic setting enjoys magnificent sea or mountain views from all rooms. Quietly located in the village of Broadford it is within easy walking distance of local restaurants and amenities. Ideal for fa  …see more

from £110 / night

£500 - £1090 / week

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(21) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Deal

Kent / Deal

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
“Great accommodation excllent location for dog walking and walking” The Beach house is a very well appointed home from home with everything you could need for a fun relaxing holiday. It is in a good location with easy access to local attractions. There  …see more

from £85 / night

£550 - £695 / week

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from £85 / night

(94) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Broadway

Cotswolds / Broadway

1 2 2 nights min

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • 2 nights min
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“peaceful getaway” Me and my wife stayed for her birthday weekend as we wanted a short break away to relax. This is exactly what we got. We stayed in cottage 1 the smaller of the 2 cottages. it was very cosy and private. The hot tub is an added bonus.  …see more

from £90 / night

£410 - £460 / week

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(57) Excellent 

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Fort Augustus holiday apartment rental

Loch Ness / Fort Augustus

1 4 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Pet friendly
“excellent” A lovely place to stay -the apartment has been sympathetically refurbished and all requirements have been thoughtfully catered for.  …see more

from £65 / night

£385 - £495 / week

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from £65 / night

(10) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Wiseman's Bridge

Saundersfoot / Wiseman's Bridge

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.8 km
  • Child friendly
“Great flat, excellent location” We had a great time at pinewood with our 2 sons, 2 and 6 months old and our dog. Flat is well equipped if a little dated but has everything you need. Rooms are big and there is plenty of space for the kids to set up the  …see more

from £47 / night

£325 - £695 / week

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from £47 / night

(32) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment in Bourton-on-the-Water

Cotswolds / Bourton-on-the-Water

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
“Lovely apartment - just what we needed” A fantastic apartment in a quite area that's only a 10 minute walk from Bourton-on-the-Water. Felt very safe. Very well kept and clean. Extremely comfortable bed and sofa. Good TV with DVDs and CDs - also bo  …see more

from £65 / night

£450 / week

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(4) Excellent 

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Holiday home in Rhyl

Denbighshire / Rhyl

8 17 Min stay varies

  • 8 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 17
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house and view” We booked the house for 14 of us and had an amazing stay. The house is lovely and clean and the views of the beach were fab. House is well equipped and only a short walk into town. Would certainly stay again  …see more

from £300 / night

£1208 - £3000 / week

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from £300 / night

(68) Excellent 

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Holiday farmhouse in Threlkeld

Keswick / Threlkeld

5 9 Min stay varies

  • 5 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent stay in a spectacular setting” Recently returned from a stay at Ings and already looking to book again. The property is clean, spacious, very comfortably furnished and equipped, with the benefit of a new kitchen which was more than adequate  …see more

from £101 / night

£510 - £1420 / week

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from £101 / night

(12) Very Good 

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Holiday barn in Widemouth Bay

Bude / Widemouth Bay

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 2 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely and relaxing in perfect location with beautiful views.” Travelled with husband and son for a wedding in the area. Barn in lovely location and very well equipped . Owners seem to have thought of everything including a pair of binoculars to view  …see more

from £95 / night

£395 - £950 / week

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from £95 / night

(14) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Cutthorpe

Chesterfield / Cutthorpe

3 5 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 100 km
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
“Cottages and B & B of high quality” Whilst this review refers to "The Swallows" we have also stayed in "The Robin" and enjoyed a bed and breakfast room in Barbara and Alan's House. We have been delighted with the quality and standards of accommodatio  …see more

from £75 / night

£350 - £500 / week

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from £75 / night

(35) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Glastonbury

Somerset / Glastonbury

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 32 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“Comfortable and Clean in a good location for exploring Somerset” Spent 5 nights in Lilac cottage in July 13 during very hot weather and the house was clean, comfortable and thankfully nice and cool during the heatwave. The cottage is a converted outbu  …see more

from £65 / night

£325 - £950 / week

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from £65 / night

(49) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Ingbirchworth

South Yorkshire / Ingbirchworth

4 9 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 9
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“A wonderful place to stay, fantastic for family celebrations.” I hired this place to celebrate my father's 80th birthday with family and believe we could not have found anywhere better. The property was perfectly maintained containing everything you r  …see more

from £150 / night

£620 - £900 / week

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from £150 / night

(16) Excellent 

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Cottage rental in Llanberis

Snowdonia National Park / Llanberis

2 4 7 nights min

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • 7 nights min
  • Nearest beach 13 km
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Pet friendly
“Unique and Beautifully Appointed Cottage in a Stunning Location” We spent a fabulous weekend at Blue Peris in June 2013 with our two children (aged 2 and 9). This characterful cottaged is beautifully appointed with some unique and quirky elements and  …see more

from £60 / night

£415 - £615 / week

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from £60 / night

(22) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow with golf nearby in Ballater

Aberdeenshire / Ballater

3 7 3 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 nights min
  • Nearest beach 70 km
  • Child friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent holiday home.” We spent a most relaxing and enjoyable week in this lovely holiday home which was tasefully decorated and had absolutely everything we needed including television and internet access. It has a lovely big garden at the rear a  …see more

from £80 / night

£420 - £700 / week

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from £80 / night

(44) Very Good 

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Mayfield holiday bungalow rental

East Sussex / Mayfield

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 25 km
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
“warm English hospitality at countyside” We enjoyed our week at The Games Barn, felt like coming home to friendly, open and interesting hosts in a spacious comfortable house. The farm was an adventure for town peoples, like we are and it was calming  …see more

from £110 / night

£550 - £850 / week

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from £110 / night

(62) Excellent 

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Holiday apartment rental

St Ives / Carbis Bay

2 4 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.1 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing again!” Just back from a fab week in seaview, this was our 4th visit to this apartment and have already booked for next year! It's like home from home with everything you need for a relaxing week, it's in a very quiet area right next to the tr  …see more

from £75 / night

£400 - £1225 / week

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from £75 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Home rental in Downderry

Cornwall / Downderry

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.5 km
  • Child friendly
“A wonderful family holiday!” We had the pleasure of staying at Shore View at the end of May. The house is wonderful, with everything a family could possibly need on hand. Kate’s communication before arrival was amazing and certainly made the start of  …see more

from £125 / night

£850 - £1400 / week

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(23) Excellent 

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Loddiswell holiday farmhouse rental

Devon / Loddiswell

6 12 7 nights min

  • 6 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • 7 nights min
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Amazing!” Beautiful property, stunning countryside/estate. Groundsman was incredibly friendly and gave us a tour of the estate on the back of his 'truck'. Will be coming back again for sure!  …see more

from £279 / night

£1950 - £3250 / week

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from £279 / night

(29) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage rental

Cirencester / Lower Mill

4 8 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 8
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Swimming pool
  • Child friendly
“A beautiful home away from home in a stunning location!” Cornerstone is a comfortable, extremely well-equipped 4-bed house, particularly suitable for families with children. The Wi-Fi was a really useful recent addition! The beds were particularly com  …see more

from £120 / night

£650 - £1725 / week

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from £120 / night

(107) Excellent 

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Holiday cottage in Talybont

Barmouth / Talybont

1 2 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 2
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0.7 km
  • Pet friendly
“Wonderful honeymoon in a cute little cottage!” After getting married a couple of days before we were ready to spend some time relaxing and that was certainly what we did! It was out of season so everywhere was very quiet & peaceful. We were the only o  …see more

from £80 / night

£390 - £680 / week

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from £80 / night

(24) Excellent 

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Holiday barn in Cragg Vale

Hebden Bridge / Cragg Vale

3 6 2 nights min

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 nights min
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“just a superb relaxing beautiful place” Myself and two friends stayed here for three nights and its is stunning. beautifully decorated and the family that run it are friendly caring and just very nice people. we ordered the breakfast and the dinners  …see more

from £150 / night

£500 - £1250 / week

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from £150 / night

(40) Excellent 

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Holiday home with golf nearby in Armoy

County Antrim / Armoy

4 12 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 12
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Child friendly
“Beautiful house in a convenient location” A group of us spent a very enjoyable weekend here recently. We were four couples and the four large double rooms upstairs were ideal for our group size. However, the house could comfortably hold more than eigh  …see more

from £125 / night

£650 - £1390 / week

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from £125 / night

(34) Excellent 

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Holiday converted chapel rental

Stroud / Slad

4 10 Min stay varies

  • 4 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Ask about pets
  • Private garden
The converted chapel, provides contemporary, stylish and very comfortable holiday accommodation. 4 bedrooms, large state-of-the-art kitchen-diner and huge open plan living space make The Old Chapel a unique Cotswolds holiday let. A ceramic induction hob is installed in  …see more

from £164 / night

£936 - £2675 / week

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from £164 / night

(38) Excellent 

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Barn rental in Dale

Pembrokeshire / Dale

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 4 km
  • Child friendly
“Lovely conversion set in perfect location for visiting area” We stayed here 2nd week in July with our 4year old son. It was a perfect setting for us for break away. Accommodation is truly 1st class with 2 ensuite twins and a master with ensuite with v  …see more

from £65 / night

£395 - £1050 / week

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from £65 / night

(20) Excellent 

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Dalfaber ski bungalow to rent.

Aviemore / Dalfaber

3 6 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 5 km
  • Swimming pool
“Excellent house, highly recommended” This is an excellent house, very close to Aviemore village. The house is lovely, a real home-from-home, and has everything you will ever need. Including enough bikes for us all to enjoy. The standard was very high,  …see more

from £95 / night

£525 - £1500 / week

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from £95 / night

(23) Excellent 

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Holiday bungalow letting

North York Moors National Park / Osmotherley

1 3 Min stay varies

  • 1 bedroom
  • Sleeps 3
  • Min stay varies
  • Child friendly
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden
“Excellent hosts,excellent cottage” Over the past few years we have rented at least 12 cottages and we keep a wee book and rate them. This cottage came second in our wee book of rating cottages we have stayed at ,the hosts Wendy and David were really  …see more

from £60 / night

£325 - £390 / week

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from £60 / night

(26) Excellent 

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Camber holiday home rental

Rye / Camber

3 7 Min stay varies

  • 3 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 7
  • Min stay varies
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Child friendly
  • Car not necessary
“Amazing real home from home experience” If you are visiting East Sussex then this is the place to stay. The owners have thought of everything. The property is very well cared for, with all mod cons. Some lovely treats awaited us upon arrival and were  …see more

from £140 / night

£640 - £1350 / week

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from £140 / night

(10) Very Good 

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Holiday cottage in Badby

Daventry / Badby

2 5 Min stay varies

  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 5
  • Min stay varies
  • Nearest beach 214 km
  • Child friendly
My brand new eco cottage is built in the heart of the lovely village of Badby. Built to a very high standard it uses natural material finishes where possible. It has two bedrooms with flexible sleeping layout (twin or super king to master bedroom), two bathrooms, comfor  …see more

from £85 / night

£510 / week

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from £85 / night